Solved Why Does Win10 Log Me In After Restart?

Dell / Inspiron one 2320
March 27, 2020 at 13:42:30
Specs: Windows 10, I5-9400
1 - I sign out of my user account and see the login screen
2 - I use the Power icon in the lower right and choose Restart
3 - The system restarts and then signs me in (Welcome!) displaying my user desktop

Now I'm forced to sign out again to get back to the user login screen.

Is that a setting that I can change?

Thanks!

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March 29, 2020 at 19:58:08
From another forum...

"By default, the Windows 10 will behave that way but there's a work around with it. You have to add password for the accounts you're using. That way, it won't automatically log you in with the last account you used in computer. If you add password for only 1 account, then if you restart the computer using the account that doesn't have the password, it will then log you in with that account automatically. It will be much better for you to have password on both of the accounts."

I may or may not follow this advice (probably not) but at least I have the answer.

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#1
March 27, 2020 at 15:57:54
Type > user < into Search next to the start button.

Click on > Sign-in options.


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#2
March 27, 2020 at 16:39:01
Thanks, but BTDT.

The only option that looks even close to being related is the 2nd switch under Privacy.

“Use my sign in info to automatically finish setting up my device and reopen my apps after an update or restart“.

Turning that switch off doesn't make any difference.

I tested it with both users on this PC. Whoever logged out before the restart gets logged backed in as soon as the restart is complete.

Is there a particular option that you have in mind?

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#3
March 27, 2020 at 18:36:23
"Is there a particular option that you have in mind?"
Nope.

"Is that a setting that I can change?"
There has to be. I stopped User account use 15 years ago, just complicates things, when there is a problem.


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#4
March 28, 2020 at 02:33:23
What do you mean you "stopped User account"?

I suspect that it isn't quite as drastic as it sounds.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
March 28, 2020 at 02:56:40
Sounds like you have somehow enabled AutoLogon. Have a look at this for how to enable and disable this feature: https://www.technipages.com/how-to-...

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#6
March 28, 2020 at 02:57:51
"What do you mean you "stopped User account"?"
No passwords, Folders on C drive, 1 for me & 1 for the wife. Then within those folders, more folders for separate categories.

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#7
March 28, 2020 at 06:26:41
re: Stopped user accounts.

Just a quick, yet related aside,

I don't have use passwords, but there is a simple once click sign in for both users. That way we can use the computer "at the same time". Her browser with her bookmarks opened to her sites, mine with mine, her word docs with her customized toolbars open with her stuff, mine with mine, etc.

We have separate closets too. No locks, but separate areas, each with its own door. Same concept. ;-)

Back to the issue at hand...

When you walk up to your computer after the screen's timed out or you restart the computer, how do get into this single "account" that you use? Do you still need to click the Sign-in button or does it wake/boot directly to the single desktop that you have?

Also unrelated to the issue I am having..just curious:

You said: "Folders on C drive, 1 for me & 1 for the wife"

Let's say you are using Word or some other app that allows for saving your work. Are you saving both your's and your wife's documents in the same folder or do each of you have to search for your own folder each time you save a new document?

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March 28, 2020 at 07:35:12
ijack:

Thanks for the link but that is not the issue/solution.

The box to require user name and password is checked (although there are no passwords assigned). In addition, those steps are used to set up an single account that will be automatically signed in at startup. That's not my issue.

As I mentioned in Response #2, "Whoever logged out before the restart gets logged backed in as soon as the restart is complete."

IOW, if I log out then restart, the system logs me back in after the restart. If SWMBO logouts out and then restarts, she gets logged back in after the restart.


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March 28, 2020 at 23:06:24
"I don't have use passwords, but there is a simple once click sign in for both users. That way we can use the computer "at the same time". Her browser with her bookmarks opened to her sites, mine with mine, her word docs with her customized toolbars open with her stuff, mine with mine, etc."
How did you set this all up?
Can you upload to Imgbox or Imgur as many SS ( screenshots ) as you can, of where you set this up.

"Let's say you are using Word or some other app that allows for saving your work"
We save everything to the Desktop into folders Me & Her.
Once dealt with, the files are either Deleted or put away to their respective folders.

"search for your own folder each time you save a new document?"
Search is used all the time, mainly by using a keyword.
Example.
https://images2.imgbox.com/e7/a7/XB...

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March 29, 2020 at 10:18:02
Q1: "Let's say you are using Word or some other app that allows for saving your work"
A1: "We save everything to the Desktop into folders Me & Her."

(Q2 was directly related to Q1.)

Q2: "search for your own folder each time you save a new document?"
Q2: "Search is used all the time, mainly by using a keyword."

That is not the "search" I was asking about. Let me rephrase, although we are heading off on a tangent here.

Let's say you are using Word or some other app that allows for saving your work. Let's say you (John) open a new Word document. When you want to Save that document, where does the system want to save it? My assumption is that it will want to save it the default Documents folder. (Correct me if I am wrong). In your case, you would need to click Save As, browse (better word choice than "search") for your Desktop\John folder and save it there. SWMBO would also need to browse to her folder in order to Save.

I also assume (I know, dangerous) than any Recent files list would contain a combination of your files and her's.

Under my "2 Users" configuration, when either one of us is using the computer we are operating in our own environment. All user options - browser bookmarks, application options (e.g the QAT in MS Office), default Save locations, Desktop, recent files, etc. - are based on the user that is currently active. (I say active because we can both be signed in at the same time, but only one of the accounts can be used (active) at any given time)

re: "How did you set this all up? Can you upload to Imgbox or Imgur as many SS ( screenshots ) as you can, of where you set this up."

Somehow I think you know all of this, but I'll honor your request and post screenshots anyway ...

(Perhaps if you try this configuration, you can see if a Restart acts the same way for you as it does for me)

View these in order so that they make sense...

The first image is the default file structure for the C:\Users folder. The creation of a user via Accounts - Family & Other Users creates the individual User folders shown within C:\Users.

https://i.imgur.com/wwO88IW.jpg

Each individual User folder looks like this, by default. (Windows takes care of that) Be sure to read my comment about not using the default Documents folder within the Windows-created user's folder).

https://i.imgur.com/66qcrN0.jpg

Finally, this is where I modified things a bit. I created a Documents folder and a Desktop folder on my D: drive. All apps point to those folders so that the C: drive (200 Gb SSD Drive) only stores the OS and the apps, and all data is on the D: drive (1 Tb HDD)

https://i.imgur.com/5VoxxN5.jpg

This is the configuration that allows each user to live in their own environment as if they were using their own computer. This is what allows each instance of Word, Excel, Chrome, IE, Bing, whatever, to be customized by each user.


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March 29, 2020 at 16:57:23
Thanks DerbyDad03, you & I are basically achieving the same result, but doing things a different way,

There is nothing there, related to what you want to achieve.

I still feel my reply #3 is applicable. Just a matter of checking all your settings.
"Is that a setting that I can change?"
There has to be"

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#12
March 29, 2020 at 19:27:09
Johnw,

re: "you & I are basically achieving the same result, but doing things a different way,"

Do you and your wife have different bookmarks when you each open a browser? Different desktop backgrounds? Different apps pinned the taskbar? Different QAT's when using MS Office?

If you do, then how are you achieving that without having separate user accounts? As a new Win 10 user, I like to learn new things.

re: "I still feel my reply #3 is applicable. Just a matter of checking all your settings"

Sure, your answer may be "applicable". Perhaps it is just a setting. Perhaps, just perhaps, that's why I came to this forum to ask my question. What setting? Isn't that what this forum is for, helping people solve their Windows 10 issues?

Being told to "check all my settings" isn't exactly the type of help I came looking for.


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March 29, 2020 at 19:58:08
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From another forum...

"By default, the Windows 10 will behave that way but there's a work around with it. You have to add password for the accounts you're using. That way, it won't automatically log you in with the last account you used in computer. If you add password for only 1 account, then if you restart the computer using the account that doesn't have the password, it will then log you in with that account automatically. It will be much better for you to have password on both of the accounts."

I may or may not follow this advice (probably not) but at least I have the answer.

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#14
March 29, 2020 at 21:02:03
Note, you could use a Very Simple password like 'Password' or 'Love' or even your first name and you can even use the same password for both accounts, that way it is not a chore to do it but it behaves like you want it to.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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